Live news updates: April 19

A herd of wild elephants crosses a highway after drinking from a stream near the Muthanga wild life sanctuary at Muthanga in Kerala state, India. Photo / AP
A herd of wild elephants crosses a highway after drinking from a stream near the Muthanga wild life sanctuary at Muthanga in Kerala state, India. Photo / AP

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